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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate raw material intake and storage plant and process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9077  Operate raw material intake and storage plant and process 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Food 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for people who are responsible for performing raw material intake and storage operations in a beverage production plant.

They also understand the role of raw material intake and storage in the entire beverage production process.

Persons credited with this unit standard can:
  • Prepare the Raw material intake and storage plant;
  • Operate the Raw material intake and storage plant;
  • Clean and sanitise the Raw material intake and storage plant; and
  • Perform first line maintenance on the Raw material intake and storage plant. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Recommended minimum ABET Level 3 communication, numeracy, science and technology. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Intake volume schedules;
  • Production volumes;
  • Production specifications (as determined by the product taken in or transported to production).
  • Sorghum;
  • Barley;
  • Malt;
  • Sugars;
  • Adjuncts;
  • Maize;
  • Grapes;
  • Wine and beverage concentrates; and
  • Juices.
  • Electricity; and
  • Compressed air.
  • Weigh bridges;
  • Conveyors;
  • Elevators;
  • Off-loading equipment and vehicles;
  • Cleaning equipment;
  • Silos;
  • Receiving bins; and
  • Tanks.
  • Quality,
  • Safety,
  • Reliability.
  • Plant;
  • Process; and
  • Quality deviations.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • National Environmental Management Act; and
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.

    2. Start-up,
  • Operation,
  • Monitoring and Controlling,
  • Shutdown.
  • Weights;
  • Volumes;
  • Temperatures; and
  • Flowrates.
  • Quality,
  • Safety,
  • Reliability.
  • Raw materials;
  • In-process product,
  • Final product; and
  • Utilities.
  • Quality,
  • Plant,
  • Process.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • National Environmental Management Act; and
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002, and ISO 14000.

    3. Weigh bridges;
  • Conveyors;
  • Elevators;
  • Off-loading equipment and vehicles;
  • Cleaning equipment;
  • Silos, receiving bins; and
  • Tanks.
  • Fumigation strengths;
  • Caustic detergent, acid detergent and sterilant strength and temperature; and
  • Tests to ensure plant cleanliness and sterility.
  • Quality,
  • Safety,
  • Reliability.
  • Quality,
  • Equipment,
  • Process.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • National Environmental Management Act; and
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.

    4. Lubrication,
  • Visual inspection,
  • Equipment adjustment,
  • Measurement recording.
  • Job cards,
  • Computer maintenance systems,
  • Callout,
  • Fault recording.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare the Raw material intake and storage plant for start-up. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The daily and weekly production plans are obtained and accurately interpreted as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Production volumes,
  • Production schedules,
  • Production specifications (for the malt to be produced).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All raw material inputs are available to ensure the production plan is able to proceed as per requirements and, if not, corrective action is taken. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Sorghum;
  • Barley;
  • Malt;
  • Sugars;
  • Adjuncts;
  • Maize;
  • Grapes;
  • Wine and beverage concentrates; and
  • Juices.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Utilities are available for start-up as required for production as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Electricity; and
  • Compressed air.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The plant and equipment is inspected for availability to receive and store raw materials as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Weigh bridges;
  • Conveyors;
  • Elevators;
  • Off-loading equipment and vehicles;
  • Cleaning equipment;
  • Silos;
  • Receiving bins; and
  • Tanks.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The plant and equipment is set up for raw material intake and storage start-up as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Documentation is completed accurately and within agreed time frames as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Quality,
  • Safety,
  • Reliability.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Deviations from standard operating procedure are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per the standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Plant;
  • Process; and
  • Quality deviations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Health and safety standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • National Environmental Management Act; and
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate the raw material intake and storage plant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The plant and equipment is operated as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Start-up,
  • Operation,
  • Monitoring and Controlling,
  • Shutdown.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Critical raw material intake and storage measurements are taken as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Weights;
  • Volumes;
  • Temperatures; and
  • Flowrates.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Documentation is completed accurately and within agreed timeframes as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Quality,
  • Safety,
  • Reliability.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Quality samples are taken, analysed and recorded as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Raw materials;
  • In-process product,
  • Final product; and
  • Utilities.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Deviations from standard operating procedure are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Quality,
  • Plant,
  • Process.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Health and safety standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • National Environmental Management Act; and
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002, and ISO 14000.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Clean and sanitise the raw material intake and storage plant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The cleaning and sanitising of the raw material intake and storage plant and equipment is carried out as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Weigh bridges;
  • Conveyors;
  • Elevators;
  • Off-loading equipment and vehicles;
  • Cleaning equipment;
  • Silos, receiving bins; and
  • Tanks.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Quality tests to ensure cleaning and sanitising effectiveness are performed as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Fumigation strengths;
  • Caustic detergent, acid detergent and sterilant strength and temperature; and
  • Tests to ensure plant cleanliness and sterility.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Documentation is completed accurately and within agreed timeframes as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Quality,
  • Safety,
  • Reliability.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Deviations from standard operating procedures are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Quality,
  • Equipment,
  • Process.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Health and safety standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • National Environmental Management Act; and
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform first line maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All scheduled maintenance is accurately carried out within agreed timeframes and recorded as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Lubrication,
  • Visual inspection,
  • Equipment adjustment,
  • Measurement recording.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All non-routine and breakdown maintenance tasks are identified and communicated to relevant personnel as per standard operating procedure and relevant legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Job cards,
  • Computer maintenance systems,
  • Callout,
  • Fault recording.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The beverage plant is checked and accepted as fit and safe for use after planned or breakdown maintenance as per standard operating procedure and relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The external cleaning of beverage plant and work area is carried out as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The moderation requirements of the Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology NSB (06) implemented by the Food and Beverage SETA (a statutory ETQA for the Food and Beverages sector) must be satisfied before credit is awarded for this standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Prepare the Raw Material Intake and Storage plant for start up.
  • Planning and scheduling.
  • Product specifications.
  • Temperature specifications.
  • Storage specifications.
  • Utilities.

    Operate the Raw Material Intake and Storage plant.
  • Plant start-up, operation and shutdown procedures as per standard operating procedures.
  • Intake and storage process control parameters.
  • Basic storage quality control tests.
  • Basic biochemical and chemical concepts of raw material stored.

    Clean and sanitise the Raw Material Intake and Storage plant.
  • The types and appropriate uses of detergents and sterilants.
  • The basic modes of actions of detergents and sterilants.
  • The basic types of raw material pests and contaminants and/or beverage spoilage organisms.
  • Basic microbiological testing techniques.

    Perform first line maintenance.
  • The basic differences between breakdown and scheduled maintenance.

    Legal Requirements
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • National Environmental Management Act.
  • All future amendments are applicable to the above and other relevant acts and will be used for assessment purposes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
  • All raw material inputs are available to ensure the production plan is able to proceed as per requirements and, if not, corrective action is taken.
  • Deviations from standard operating procedure are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per the standard operating procedures.
  • Deviations from standard operating procedure are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Deviations from standard operating procedures are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • The beverage plant is checked and accepted as fit and safe for use after planned or breakdown maintenance as per standard operating procedure and relevant legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community.
  • The daily and weekly production plans are is obtained and accurately interpreted as per standard operating procedure.
  • All raw material inputs areinputs available to ensure for the production plan is able to proceedavailable as per requirements and, if not, corrective action is taken.
  • Utilities are available for start-up as required for production as per standard operating procedure.
  • Deviations from standard operating procedure are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per the standard operating procedures.
  • The plant and equipment is operated as per standard operating procedure.
  • Deviations from standard operating procedure are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Quality tests to ensure cleaning and sanitising effectiveness are performed as per standard operating procedure.
  • Deviations from standard operating procedures are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • All non-routine and breakdown maintenance tasks are identified and communicated to relevant personnel as per standard operating procedure and relevant legislation.
  • The external cleaning of beverage plant and work area is carried out as per standard operating procedure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.
  • The daily and weekly production plans are is obtained and accurately interpreted as per standard operating procedure.
  • All raw material inputs areinputs available to ensure for the production plan is able to proceedavailable as per requirements and, if not, corrective action is taken.
  • Utilities are available for start-up as required for production as per standard operating procedure.
  • The plant and equipment is inspected for availability to receive and store raw materials as per standard operating
  • The plant and equipment is set up for raw material intake and storage start-up as per standard operating procedure.
  • Documentation is completed accurately and within agreed time frames as per standard operating procedure.
  • The plant and equipment is operated as per standard operating procedure.
  • Critical raw material intake and storage measurements are taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Documentation is completed accurately and within agreed timeframes as per standard operating procedure.>. Quality samples are taken, analysed and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Deviations from standard operating procedure are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Quality tests to ensure cleaning and sanitising effectiveness are performed as per standard operating procedure.
  • Documentation is completed accurately and within agreed timeframes as per standard operating procedure.
  • All scheduled maintenance is accurately carried out within agreed timeframes and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • All non-routine and breakdown maintenance tasks are identified and communicated to relevant personnel as per standard operating procedure and relevant legislation.
  • The beverage plant is checked and accepted as fit and safe for use after planned or breakdown maintenance as per standard operating procedure and relevant legislation.
  • The external cleaning of beverage plant and work area is carried out as per standard operating procedure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information.
  • The daily and weekly production plans are obtained and accurately interpreted as per standard operating procedure.
  • All raw material inputs are available to ensure the production plan is able to proceed as per requirements and, if not, corrective action is taken.
  • The plant and equipment is inspected for availability to receive and store raw materials as per standard operating procedure.
  • Documentation is completed accurately and within agreed time frames as per standard operating procedure.
  • Deviations from standard operating procedure are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per the standard operating procedures.
  • The plant and equipment is operated as per standard operating procedure.
  • Critical raw material intake and storage measurements are taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Documentation is completed accurately and within agreed timeframes as per standard operating procedure.
  • Quality samples are taken, analysed and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Deviations from standard operating procedure are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • The cleaning and sanitising of the raw material intake and storage plant and equipment is carried out as per standard operating procedure.
  • Quality tests to ensure cleaning and sanitising effectiveness are performed as per standard operating procedure.
  • Documentation is completed accurately and within agreed timeframes as per standard operating procedure.
  • Deviations from standard operating procedures are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • The beverage plant is checked and accepted as fit and safe for use after planned or breakdown maintenance as per standard operating procedure and relevant legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion.
  • The daily and weekly production plans are is obtained and accurately interpreted as per standard operating procedure.
  • All raw material inputs areinputs available to ensure for the production plan is able to proceedavailable as per requirements and, if not, corrective action is taken.
  • The plant and equipment is inspected for availability to receive and store raw materials as per standard operating
  • Documentation is completed accurately and within agreed time frames as per standard operating procedure.
  • Deviations from standard operating procedure are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per the standard operating procedures.
  • The plant and equipment is operated as per standard operating procedure.
  • Critical raw material intake and storage measurements are taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Documentation is completed accurately and within agreed timeframes as per standard operating procedure.
  • Quality samples are taken, analysed and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Deviations from standard operating procedure are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • The cleaning and sanitising of the raw material intake and storage plant and equipment is carried out as per standard operating procedure.
  • Quality tests to ensure cleaning and sanitising effectiveness are performed as per standard operating procedure.
  • Documentation is completed accurately and within agreed timeframes as per standard operating procedure.
  • Deviations from standard operating procedures are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • All non-routine and breakdown maintenance tasks are identified and communicated to relevant personnel as per standard operating procedure and relevant legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Utilities are available for start-up as required for production as per standard operating procedure.
  • The plant and equipment is inspected for availability to receive and store raw materials as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health and safety standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • The plant and equipment is operated as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health and safety standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Deviations from standard operating procedures are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health and safety standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • All scheduled maintenance is accurately carried out within agreed timeframes and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • All non-routine and breakdown maintenance tasks are identified and communicated to relevant personnel as per standard operating procedure and relevant legislation.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Evident in all assessment criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities.

    Evident in all assessment criteria. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  20508   National Certificate Food and Beverages Processing: Soft Drinks Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20509   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Spirits Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20505   National Certificate: Food and Beverages Processing: Brewing Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20506   National Certificate: Food and Beverages Processing: Malting Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20510   National Certificate: Food and Beverages Processing: Wine Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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    1. SAB - Chamdor 
    2. SAB - Training Institute 



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